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Often I find myself partway through writing a long command (or chain of commands) and realise I need to run another command before I can finish typing out this current one.
- Need to find the exact name of a network interface (
- Need to check the documentation of a command;
- Need to start a daemon (with
service, etc) before I can communicate with it;
- Need to
sudo lsa directory if I'm performing a command with sudo and tab-completion isn't working because I don't have permission in the directory I'm operating in.
I guess the ideal solution for me would be a keyboard shortcut that pushes my current command to a stack and empties the line, and another command that pops the top command from that stack into the input line.
Kinda-sorta-solutions that I currently use:
- Use my mouse to select the command in the terminal (if I even have a graphical terminal available) and copy it, pasting when ready (slow);
- Press enter (hoping that the command just fails than deleting things) and use ↑ to get back up to it (dangerous);
- Type it out again (time-consuming)
Any suggestions for how I could better accomplish this? I use
zsh where I can, but a solution that works on
bash as well would be appreciated.